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Food and Drug Regulations

Version of section B.01.010.3 from 2016-12-14 to 2022-07-19:

  •  (1) A food allergen source, gluten source and added sulphites statement on the label of a prepackaged product shall

    • (a) be introduced by a title that shall

      • (i) consist of the term

        • (A) “Contains” or “Contains:” in the English version of the statement, and

        • (B) “Contient” or “Contient:” in the French version of the statement,

      • (ii) be shown in bold type, and

      • (iii) be shown without any intervening printed, written or graphic material appearing between the title and the rest of the statement;

    • (a.1) appear, in respect of each linguistic version, after the list of ingredients appearing in the same language, without any intervening printed, written or graphic material;

    • (a.2) appear on the same continuous surface as the list of ingredients

      • (i) against the same background colour as that of the list, and

      • (ii) if the list of ingredients is differentiated by means of a solid-line border or lines in accordance with paragraph B.01.008.2(2)(a), within the border or the lines;

    • (b) include all of the following information, even if all or part of that information is also shown in the list of ingredients for the product:

      • (i) the source for each food allergen that is present in the product,

      • (ii) each source for the gluten that is present in the product, and

      • (iii) one of the common names “sulfites”, “sulfiting agents”, “sulphites” or “sulphiting agents”, if the total amount of sulphites present in the product is 10 parts per million or more; and

    • (c) show information entries in regular or bold type, using lower case letters except for the first letter of each entry, which shall be an upper case letter, and shall use a bullet point or comma to separate each entry.

  • (2) Despite paragraph (1)(b), the following information is not required to be shown in the statement more than once:

    • (a) the same source of a food allergen;

    • (b) the same source of gluten; and

    • (c) one of the common names “sulfites”, “sulfiting agents”, “sulphites” or “sulphiting agents”.

  • (3) If the English and French versions of the statement appear on the same continuous surface of the label, the version that follows the other version shall not begin on the same line as that on which the other version ends, except in the case of a prepackaged product that has an available display surface of less than 100 cm2.

  • SOR/2011-28, s. 4
  • SOR/2016-305, s. 9
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